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First look at the Crown Jewels stamps

First look at the Crown Jewels stamps

Issued for 350th anniversary on August 23.

Julia Lee07/06/2011 17:49:41
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Like or loathe?

Stewart Ogilvie-Goddard07/06/2011 19:39:36
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About time too! I've been waiting for a classy GB issue for an absolute age.

Alex08/06/2011 10:03:42
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I don't know whether it is the scan quality but I find these objects very 'bling-bling', very plastic looking. The sword is my favorite with the oak leaves and acorn detail on the hilt. I note the regal purple background, but the actual objects look like what a teenage prom queen would wear in some Kentucky high school. I don't loathe the design but I'm not impressed. By the way, the Scottish State jewels are much nicer looking and much older. I have seen both, in London and in Edinburgh, and I perfer the Scottish jewels by far. Classy, for sure, but not a classic in my humble opinion.

Julia Lee08/06/2011 10:06:01
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Want to bet RM read this and think 'Oooh, Scottish state jewels - there's an idea!'?

John Howe14/06/2011 08:46:02
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I rather like the design one of the better stamp issues for a very long time. But I do wish that the object in its entirety was shown and not just a close-up snippet. Why not show all the jewels on one mega-stamp too.

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Good effort RM but try slightly harder next time.

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